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by Ron
22 Jun 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

There is a posting in this thread (10 June) which suggests the possibility of returning from Ijmuiden to Harwich. I'm afraid this is not possible. The ferry from Ijmuiden goes to Newcastle. The only ferry to Harwich is from Hoek van Holland. Thanks for pointing out my error, original post now corre...
by Ron
14 Jun 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 20
Views: 1400

Re: Train from Inverness to London

I have just booked the London to Inverness for Tue. I rang British rail who transferred me to the caladonian sleeper bookings. They got me a man and bike for £50 in just a few minutes.. Yes, that's the standard price for a seat on the sleeper, bikes go free but must be booked. I trust you are aware...
by Ron
14 Jun 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what this tool is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

Re: what this tool is for?

Different sizes are available, its a slotted nut driver.

If still in doubt here is a pic of slotted nuts..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLOTTED-COUN ... 2442128157
by Ron
11 Jun 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4074

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Pedestrians dont have priority on the road except to complete crossing the road, usually at a junction. Peds and joggers SHOULD stick to the pavement but when they don't they become a nuisance. Pedestrians have priority in that motorised vehicle drivers are required to take action to avoid them, ie...
by Ron
10 Jun 2018, 12:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4074

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

I don't think debs was talking about footpaths or anything off road. So the answer to your question of where pedestrians can go for a quiet stroll is "not on a carriageway". I appreciate that many country lanes are pretty quiet, but nevertheless they are carriageways: expect motor vehicle...
by Ron
10 Jun 2018, 12:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

Amsterdam so anything that includes that would be great but bearing in mind I will have to return to Dunkirk to get the ferry back to the UK. Do you really have to go back to Dunkirk for the return ferry? Why not catch the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich. There is a train service from the fer...
by Ron
31 May 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2799

Re: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?

. Yes, the car driver moved over without making sure his line was clear, but had the cyclist been riding slower or cautiously like he should have done, he would have braked and the incident wouldn't have occurred. Not necessarily, bicycles can't stop on a sixpence! Despite what you claim, you are v...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 36
Views: 2323

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

1. What are your thoughts on the UKs provision of cycling infrastructure, is it adequate? Woefully inadequate, and much of what has been constructed fails to comply with laid down standards. 2. Could more be done, would you like to see the UK cities following in the footsteps of cities like Copenhag...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2799

Re: Driver causes collision - cyclists on Facebook blame the cyclist.

Driver to blame, I doubt the law would be different from any other European country. Highway Code Rule 151 In slow-moving traffic. You should.... be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists who may be passing on either side. Edit to add.. Rule 182 Use your mirrors and give a left-turn signal well before ...
by Ron
24 May 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 20
Views: 1400

Re: Train from Inverness to London

Has anyone done this recently? I can find trains - but can't see any way to reserve a bike space on on either the Virgin or Trainline websites. Do you have to call the company? Or is it just not possible to bring a bike on those trains?Advice appreciated.Thanks See this page for details of bike tra...
by Ron
13 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike
Replies: 16
Views: 2382

Re: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike

The hire bikes at my station looked like rigid bikes, not Bromptons, but as stated the idea seems to be to have hire bikes available at stations rather than encourage bikes on trains, which is of course useless for touring cyclists.
by Ron
13 May 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?

Another MFP fan here, who found it very effective. It is after all a free weight loss programme which doesn't require attendance at any "classes", so difficult to find anything to complain about! . I tried unsuccessfully for several years to lose weight after my GP pointed out my weight wa...
by Ron
2 May 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 4417

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

One in four of NHS nursing staff obese, that's not just overweight or fat, but obese.
The NHS can't even sort their own staff out, what hope of them sorting out the rest of the population?
https://www.nhs.uk/news/obesity/1-4-nur ... vey-finds/
by Ron
21 Feb 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2503

Re: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice

okiefromculbokie wrote: (at some point next year)
Any help or advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

Next year? You're overthinking this trip :D .
Do it in May, long daylight outwith the main tourist season so less pressure on B&B establishments giving more accommodation options.